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Digital Health Solutions for Learning Health Systems

Digital Health Solutions for Learning Health Systems

What We Do

  • Show how the use of primary care data to understand trends in diabetes health can foster collaboration between researchers and people with diabetes.
  • Develop a data repository that can identify high-risk patient populations and facilitate shared decision-making based on clinical practice guidelines, ultimately leading to improved health outcomes.
  • Highlight the ways we can improve diabetes care and prevent the complications of diabetes by analyzing and comparing population health data from trusted, secure national and international sources.

Access the National Diabetes Repository HERE

Our Research

The National Diabetes Repository and its data governance committees are necessary components of the Diabetes Action Canada digital health strategy and provide an unprecedented opportunity for managing diabetes and its related complications.

Get Involved

You will participate in discussions approximately once a month pertaining to research projects and strategic goals of the Network. You can also get involved in a research team! Researchers need your feedback to make sure research projects are relevant for people living with diabetes.

Our Team

Conrad Pow

Joseph Cafazzo

PhD PEng

Kylie Peacock

Related Articles

National Diabetes Repository Facilitates Research on Drug Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes

By Krista Lamb New research led by Dr. Darren Lau at the University of Alberta uses data from Diabetes Action Canada’s National Diabetes Repository to look at whether people with type 2 diabetes should have access to newer drug therapies. The results of this study have been published in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes. “There […]

National Diabetes Repository a Game Changer for Research

For diabetes researchers across Canada, data from patients is a critical tool in determining what projects will truly make a difference for people living with the disease. Understanding how many people have diabetes, what type of diabetes they live with, and the number and types of complications they are experiencing enables health service researchers to […]

Data Champions Grant Helps Support Diabetes Action Canada Programs

  In April, Diabetes Action Canada’s Digital Health Solutions for Learning Health Systems program received a Data Champions Pilot Project Grant from the Digital Research Alliance of Canada. This grant will support the ongoing work of our team as it looks at ways to use health data to improve outcomes for people living with diabetes. […]

Related Podcasts

Using data to improve health care

Episode four discusses how we can use data to improve health care. Guests Devin Cleary and Dr. Alanna Weisman discuss their research projects in this area – in particular how they are trying to improve outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes.

Using Data to Change Lives

Episode six features Kylie Peacock, a Diabetes Action Canada Patient Partner and Conrad Pow, a Senior Project Manager at Diabetes Action Canada discussing the National Diabetes Repository and how Diabetes Action Canada is using data to change lives.

Older Adults with Diabetes

Older Adults with Diabetes

Providing individualized solutions that help more people live longer, healthier lives with diabetes while avoiding complications.